RE: ISSUE: ARIA Draft: definition of AT

>>Also do screen readers not get covered by  the more generic "text to

I think this depends on which sector you work in. In the charity world
and more specifically RNIB, screen readers and more generic 'text to
speech'(TTS) products are dealt with separately. This is because screen
readers tend to provide more comprehensive feedback and text to speech
can be more limited and may be used by someone who has some functional
vision and needs some speech support, or in another instance, who is
dyslexic. For example something like Narrator or the speech element of
Zoomtext is TTS but JAWS is a screen reader.

In my opinion access technology covers screen readers, text to speech
and many many other things but 'text to speech' would not necessarily
cover a screen reader.

However I am more than certain we will all have a difference of opinion
depending where we work :)


Sally Cain
Digital Accessibility Development Officer


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